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Rice, Lentil and Spinach Pilaf

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Category: Main Dish, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Green lentils
  • 1 c Basmati rice
  • 2 c ;water
  • 3/4 c Vegetable stock
  • 2 Onions; chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves; minced
  • 4 Celery stalks; chopped
  • 2 ts Ground cumin
  • 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 c Peeled tomatoes; diced (opt)
  • 4 c Fresh spinash; well washed;
  • -cut in 1/2-inch strips
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Wash the lentils, place them ina saucepan, and cover with cold water. Bring
toa boil, reduce the heat and cover the pan. Simmer for 25 to 40 mintues,
until tender but still al dente. Drain.

Bring the rice and 2 cups of water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about
20 minutes, covered, until the rice has absorbed all of the liquid. Set

Bring the vegetable stock to a boil in a saucepan. Add the onions and
simmer until tender and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic,
celery, cumin and cinnamon and simmer for 5 minutes longer. Add the lentils
and lemon zest and optional tomatoes to the pan. Heat through and then stir
in the greens. When the greens are tender, fold the lentil and greens
mixture into the rice. Season with salt and pepper.

Note: You may make this ahead of time and place in a baking pan, cover with
foil, and warm in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Cooked cubes of carrots or
butternut squash may also be added to this mixture.

Serving size: 2 cups; 169 cal; 1.2 g fat; 0 mg chol; 162.3 mg sod

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